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We made it another week! Wanna share a win?

We did it.
And it's no small feat!
We made it another week.
And we deserve a lot of praise for that.
However you made it through, you made it through!
Good for you.
Do you want to share a win in the comments?
I would love to hear and cheer you on.
Remember there are no wins to small.
Actually, I think any win is a big win!
I'll get us started in the comments.
Let's celebrate us.
We deserve that - and so much more.
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#Burnout
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Being the adult you needed

I think a very important part of healing - for many of us - is re-parenting.
Being the adult your younger self needed.
Now giving yourself what you longed for as a child.
Showing up for yourself.
Protecting yourself.
Prioritizing yourself.
Proving that you matter.
That you're important.
Thats you're worth it.
Being that adult for yourself can really help you heal, I think.
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She believed she could. But she was tired.

I am having quite the week.
Appointments every day.
Some days two whole appointments.
And that's drains me a lot.
As I shared yesterday, I am trying to be more compassionate towards myself.
So I asked myself if there was any appointment, I could move without it being a problem.
And there was one tomorrow.
So I have given myself some space to recuperate tomorrow.
Being kind to myself.
It feels different.
I am used to pushing myself.
Bit it's a good different.
Trying to be kinder and more gentle towards myself.
If you push yourself too or if you're hard on yourself too, maybe try a dash of self-compassion.
It's very new to me.
But I can recommend it:)
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Self-compassion

So, in group yesterday the topic was self-compassion.
And I was CHALLENGED!
I had no idea I had such a troubled relationship with self-compassion.
But I really do.
Two things hit me hard.
1. I don't like to relinquish the sense of control it gives me to be hard on myself. Pushing myself, I know. Punishing myself, I know. Being kind to myself? I don't know how that goes. And I came to realization that I fear it "won't work". That it won't enable me to get through the day. Then my therapist told me that it's simply another way to get through the day. And that made sense to me. I can work on that.
2. I feel like I don't deserve self-compassion....
There, I said it.
And: Ouch!
That one hit me like a ton of bricks.
But for me knowledge is power.
Now I know I have this hurtle.
This makes it possible for me to work with it, to heal it.
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A reminder for the week

Good Monday.
A new week just started.
And I wanted to remind you and me of this:
So far we have survived 100% of our worst days!
That is not a small victory.
That's a huge accomplishment.
We're still standing.
And we keep going.
We keep showing up.
We keep saving ourselves.
And that makes us so brave.
I am facing quite the week.
With daily appointments.
That's going to take a lot.
But I can do it.
Just like you can do whatever you're facing.
And we must not forget to take really, really good care of ourselves while we're doing our best.
So we can try to live while we try to survive.
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Made it another week! Wanna share a win!

It's Friday.
We made it.
Personally I have had a rough time.
And I've heard from a lot of you, that you have too.
I am sorry.
There is a small comfort in all of this:
We're not alone.
So many out there understand and feel sympathy for us and our situation.
And we can relate to each other.
Help and support.
I know your support helps me get by!
And I am so grateful for all of you.
And however we got through the week,
we got through!
We survived.
And we had wins!
No matter how small,
actually there are no small wins in my book.
Only variations of big wins!
Wanna share a win with us in the comments?
Let's celebrate and cheer a bit.
We deserve it.
I'll get us started in the comments.
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Tired of being strong

This hit me hard today when I saw it in my feed...
Because I was just thinking about how tired I am of having to be strong.
How tired I am of having to survive my days.
I sometimes can't get to the living.
Just surviving.
A mighty once told me:
I have saved me before and I'll do it again.
And I know I will.
I will get through this depressive episode too.
But I am also going to show myself compassion.
It's hard.
And I get tired.
So tired.
And that's understandable.
I am not going to make it harder for myself by being extra hard on myself and blaming myself for my reactions.
I'll try to show myself grace and compassion.
If your struggling, I am sending you much support.
And LOADS of grace and compassion.
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It has a name!

I have suffered from depression most of my life.
Didn't get the official diagnosis until 2020.
"You are clearly suffering from depression", said the doctor.
I already knew.
But it was still a relief to get an explanation for the terrible systems I was experiencing.
One symptom I just recently learned about is anhedonia.
Mind you, I've experienced it all along.
But now I have a name to put to it.
And that for me gives a sense of relief.
I often feel wrong, broken or defective...
And that hurts me a lot.
So it helps me to be able to name my experience.
No, I am not defective.
Yes, I am experiencing anhedonia.
It makes the pain of it all different.
Just a bit more manageable.
And we get to use whatever trick in the book that helps us.
We face enough as is.
We get to ease the blows whenever we can.
I hope you find something today, that can ease some of the pain, you may experience.
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I could use a little motivation

Hey, all. I've been struggling with autistic burnout for almost a year now. Maybe more. I can't really remember when it started, but I don't know how to dig myself out. I feel like I can't accomplish the things I once dreamed. I'm feeling so tired and helpless. What can I do?

Thank you for the help. :)

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We are courageous!

A very kind mighty called me courageous in relation to my post yesterday.
And that got me thinking.
Maybe I am.
I know, I think you all are.
For facing what you do on a daily and nightly basis.
For keeping on keeping on.
For doing your best under difficult circumstances and in hard and sometimes impossible situations.
And if I think you all are, maybe the same goes for me?
Right now I am staring depression straight in the eyes.
And you know what?
That does take courage.
This will be my glimmer for today.
I am brave.
And so are you!!
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#MentalHealth
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
#AvoidantPersonalityDisorder
#Depression
#Anxiety
#Burnout
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